Personal details of thousands of police officers and staff from Greater Manchester Police have been hacked from a company that makes identity cards, the second such cyberattack to affect a major British police force in less than a month.
Details on identity badges and warrant cards, including names, photos and identity numbers or police collar numbers, were stolen in the ransomware attack, Greater Manchester Police said Thursday. The third-party supplier was not identified.
The force said no home addresses of officers or any financial information about individuals was stolen.
“This is being treated extremely seriously, with a nationally led criminal investigation into the attack,” Assistant Chief Constable Colin McFarlane said in a statement.
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